How to Make Your Own Table Pad

Written by kimberly johnson
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Table pads are padded protective coverings that prevent damage from scratches and gouges. Although table pads are available for purchase at most home stores, they are also very simple to make. They require very few materials and have no elaborate designs. Some minor sewing is required, but the stitching is so simple that even a novice seamstress can accomplish this project in no time.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Large roll or sheets of paper
  • Pencil
  • Measuring tape or ruler
  • Scissors
  • Fabric
  • Pellon fleece
  • Sewing pins
  • Sewing machine

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  1. 1

    Make a pattern for the table pad. The easiest way to do this is to spread a large sheet of butcher paper or art paper over the table. Depending on the size of the table, it may be necessary to tape two sheets of paper together. Using a pencil, trace the outer edges of the table onto the paper.

  2. 2

    Use scissors to cut out the table pad pattern from the paper by trimming away the excess.

  3. 3

    Cut the fabric into two large pieces, slightly larger than the table. These pieces will be trimmed to fit later.

  4. 4

    Construct the table pad in layers. Lay one piece of fabric flat on the floor with the finished side facing downward. On top of it, place a layer of pellon fleece rolled out into a single layer. On top of the fleece, lay the final piece of fabric with the finished side facing up.

  5. 5

    Place the paper pattern on top of the fabric and pin it directly to the fabric with sewing pins.

  6. 6

    Use scissors to cut the fabric into the correct shape by following the lines traced onto the paper pattern.

  7. 7

    Remove the sewing pins and discard the paper pattern.

  8. 8

    Pin fabric and fleece back together with the sewing pins.

  9. 9

    Use a sewing machine to sew around the edges of the pattern with a zigzag stitch. Overlap the stitches at the end.

  10. 10

    Trim excess thread with scissors.

  11. 11

    Place the table pad onto the table.

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